Outbound tours rise at Tet holiday

Outbound tours rise at Tet holiday

The outbound segment did good business at Tet, with one travel company obtaining a growth of up to 50% compared to previous holidays. Most tourists prefer close destinations, especially Cambodia, but travel firms also sold long-distance tours such as those to the U.S., South Korea and Japan. In related news, the Government has approved a [...]

How much does Vietnam need to promote tourism?

How much does Vietnam need to promote tourism?

Chair of the Da Nang Tourism Association - Mr. Huynh Tan Vinh informed that 4-5 star hotels in the coastal areas of Da Nang and Hoi An have decided to join hands to establish the Da Nang 5-star Hotel Association, whose main function is to promote Da Nang’s sea tourism. More than 10 hotels have joined [...]

Tourism booms in South, Central during lunar new year

Tourism booms in South, Central during lunar new year

Ho Chi Minh City ‘s leading tour companies, said they saw a far greater number of domestic tourists this season, as living standards have risen substantially. With costs ranging from VND2 million (US$130) to VND4 million (US$260), tours to Phu Quoc Island and the Central Highlands destinations of Buon Ma Thuot and Kon Tum were [...]

Lunar New Year festivals held nationwide

Lunar New Year festivals held nationwide

The Tich Dien (Ploughing)-Doi Son festival opened in Doi Son commune in northern Ha Nam province’s Duy Tien district on the 7th day of Lunar New Year (February 16). The festival originated more than 1,000 years ago during the Le dynasty when King Le Dai Hanh visited Doi Son commune and decided to plough a [...]

Major tourist attractions travellers in lunar New Year

Major tourist attractions travellers in lunar New Year

The central province of Khanh Hoa welcomed 686,000 visitors during the nine-day holiday, earning revenue of VND2.2 billion (US$105,600) according to the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Reports also indicate that hotels in Nha Trang were overloaded due to a rising number of travellers who flocked to the resort city to enjoy their week-long [...]

Valentine’s Day on February 14 coincides with Tet Holiday

Valentine’s Day on February 14 coincides with Tet Holiday

Lovers, however, may have different plans. Being a holiday, couples can spend more time together, travel and enjoy spring. Favorite destinations may include warm beaches in the central region and the blooming blossoms of northern mountainous provinces. Others, who travel far from each other to spend Tet with their families, may feel a little lonely [...]

Lunar New Year tours unexpectedly enjoy large custom

Lunar New Year tours unexpectedly enjoy large custom

Travel firms in the north have reported the increase of 10-15 percent on average in the number of travelers booking Tet tours this year. Meanwhile, just some weeks ago, they noted the sharp fall in the number of travelers and predicted a “Tet tourism crop failure.” Big travel firms like Vietravel have reported more impressive [...]

Demand too weak, travel firms have to sell Tet tours at a loss

Demand too weak, travel firms have to sell Tet tours at a loss

Sharp reductions for outbound tours The 9-day long Tet holiday brought a high hope to travel firms that the travel demand would be high this year. Therefore, a lot of travel firms designed higher numbers of tours, while booking more air tickets with airlines and more hotel rooms with accommodation service providers. However, the demand [...]

Vietnam Tourism Year focuses on Red River region

Vietnam Tourism Year focuses on Red River region

Hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the annual event aims to promote national tourism and connect it with socio-economic development. “The National Tourism Year has now come to this region and will highlight the outstanding value of the Red River Civilisation,” remarked Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism Hoang Anh Tuan at [...]

Traveler to Vietnam slightly rise in January

Traveler to Vietnam slightly rise in January

The traveler is estimated to hit over 6.5 million in January, representing a slight year-on-year rise of 2.2%. Of the total, 397,000 came for vacations, up 6.4 percent, while 111,000 others were on business trip, up 0.9%. The Republic of Korea led other countries and territories in the number of visitors to Vietnam during the [...]